T.H.E. News Update
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News & Issues

  • Ed Tech at the Crossroads

    Education technology policy and advocacy groups have a lot to deal with these days. There's the new proposal to expand the federal E-Rate program. There are the National Broadband Plan and the new National Educational Technology Plan, both of which are on the verge of being revealed. And there's EETT, the sole source of funding specifically earmarked for educational technology, which is currently in danger of zero-funding.

  • London School Deploys 802.11n WiFi

    Oakington Manor Primary School (OMPS), located in the borough of Brent in London, England, U.K., has deployed 802.11n WiFi throughout the school. OMPS said it needed WiFi coverage that would ensure high speeds and adequate capacity for its 700-plus students working within an infrastructure that includes a radio station, a video conferencing system, an ICT suite, and a library featuring 3D devices.

  • PA Charter School To Beta Test Classroom Management Software

    Danelo Education Solutions has announced an agreement with Manchester Academic Charter School (MACS), a K-8 school in Pittsburgh, PA, for the school to beta test its Project TEACH (Together Everyone ACHieves) suite of classroom management tools.

  • Memphis Implements Technology-Based Reading Program

    The Texas Education Agency has chosen Carnegie Learning to provide supplemental math instruction to middle school students in the state. The agreement will impact more than 3,000 Texas students in grades 5 through 8 who are at risk for not meeting end-of-course standards in Algebra I.

  • Oregon To Implement NES Teacher Certifications

    Beginning in September 2010, the state of Oregon will become the first to implement Pearson's National Evaluation Series teacher assessment tests for its statewide teacher certification program. The announcement came earlier this month from the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC).

  • Perception Assessment Management Tool Streamlines UI, Expands Host Support

    Questionmark has released the newest version of its Perception assessment management software. Version 5, available now, adds auto-sizing and auto-sensing, which together automatically reformat any assessment or survey issued with the software to the size and specs conducive to the medium on which the content is being viewed, be it a full-sized computer screen, a smaller netbook screen, or even an iPhone.

  • Software Provider Announces Grants to Michigan Schools

    Lecture capture and screen recording software maker TechSmith has announced a program to give $2 million in software licenses for its products to K-12 schools in its home state of Michigan. The company said educators most frequently use its products to aid in creating video tutorials and other original video content and to archive in-class content for future use and student access.